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Forty-Ninth Parallel (1941) was a Drama - War Film directed by Michael Powell and produced by Michael Powell and George H. Brown.

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[last lines]
Andy Brock: Put 'em up Nazi... No not that way.
[He raises his hands to fight]
Andy Brock: This way. Cuz I'm not askin for those pants... I'm just taking 'em.


Philip Armstrong Scott: Nazis? That explains your arrogance, stupidity, and bad manners.


Andy Brock: The government says, "We want men to fight the Nazis, join today." So I joined. I figured they were in a hurry. That was three hundred and eighty seven days ago. Four divisions and a lot of drafts have gone overseas, and what's number B987642 doing? Guarding the Chippewa Canal. Who'd want to steal it anyway?


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Anton Walbrook donated half his fee to the International Red Cross.
According to the British war film documentary episode The War Game, the World War II film 49th Parallel's " . . . main message was to pluck the conscience of the neutral USA to come to the aid of Britain in the Second World War."
The 49th Parallel of the title is the circle of latitude 49th parallel north or 49 degrees north. As the film mentions, it represents the border between USA and Canada, the latter of which where most of the film takes place. The 49th Parallel also crosses Europe, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.
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